Zachary Roman

B.C. Premier John Horgan took to Twitter to condemn protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools on Sept. 17. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Stay away from children!’: Premier denounces protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools

John Horgan said there’s no justification for the actions of the protesters in a Sept. 18 tweet

B.C. Premier John Horgan took to Twitter to condemn protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools on Sept. 17. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protestors enter Salmon Arm schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing lockdowns

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm charities, Sicamous teen benefit from grocer’s generous bid on 4-H steer

Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, donated meat to Second Harvest, SAFE Society

From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seize drugs, weapons after arrest of man barricaded in residence

Fentanyl, imitation handgun among items seized by police

Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)
Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)

Shuswap-raised artist wins Emmy, Leo awards sculpting creative creatures for film

Luke Stalker-Switzer recognized as part of team working on characters for Aliens Stole My Body

Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)
John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)

Rumours the unvaccinated won’t be served at Sicamous health centre false

District of Sicamous issued notice Aug. 27 stating everyone will have same access to care

The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)
The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)

Salmon Arm pharmacist reports being asked about ivermectin for COVID-19

Mike Huitema said it’s not the first unproven treatment he’s had inquiries about during pandemic

The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)
Chelsea Hobbs added a little humour to her poster during the vaccine card protests along the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm on Sept. 1. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

People against B.C.’s vaccine card protest along Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

Many gathered between 3rd and 5th Street SW, others seen at different spots on Trans-Canada Highway

Chelsea Hobbs added a little humour to her poster during the vaccine card protests along the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm on Sept. 1. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue helped a 72-year-old man who injured his back in a quadding accident near Sicamous on Aug. 28, 2021. (File photo)

‘It was a godsend’: Chance encounter with wildfire crew helps Shuswap rescue mission

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue responded to a quadding accident on Aug. 28

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue helped a 72-year-old man who injured his back in a quadding accident near Sicamous on Aug. 28, 2021. (File photo)
Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘You can’t rush it’: Meats smoked low and slow at new restaurant in Sicamous

The Narrows Smokehouse opened for business Aug. 27

Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
A new wildfire has been spotted burning near the Penticton Airport. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek Wildfire near Penticton now over 6 hectares

Skimmer planes and air tankers have been deployed

A new wildfire has been spotted burning near the Penticton Airport. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)
Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (File photo)

2 cars roll over, 1 person airlifted to hospital after 4 vehicle collision near Princeton

Princeton RCMP received report of motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. Aug. 27

Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan announced a proof of vaccination program for B.C. restaurants, bars and other venues, at the B.C. legislature, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Salmon Arm businesses react to B.C.’s vaccine passport system

Some businesses worry for workers who will be enforcing passport, while others won’t enforce it

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced a proof of vaccination program for B.C. restaurants, bars and other venues, at the B.C. legislature, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap labour shortage: Businesses hiring, but can’t find employees

Lack of affordable housing said to be part of the problem

Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Peggy Buckler photo)

Two Mile wildfire near Sicamous held thanks to firefighting crews’ ‘great work’: Fire chief

Brett Ogino was quick to commend wildfire crews for holding the fire

A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Peggy Buckler photo)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (in blue) is proud of the progress made fighting the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)

‘We’re really starting to get a handle on some of these fires’: Sicamous Fire Chief

Brett Ogino says it’s important for media to focus on victories as well as losses

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (in blue) is proud of the progress made fighting the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)
Sicamous community members and visitors came together to support the Sicamous Fire Department at an impromptu Aug. 7 outdoor music event held at Bruhn Crossing. On Aug. 20, Brenda Dalzell (right) presented a large-format cheque to Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino on behalf of Sicamous residents and visitors. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Night of live music in Sicamous supports local fire department

On Aug. 7, Sicamous community members and visitors came to Bruhn Crossing in support of fire crews

Sicamous community members and visitors came together to support the Sicamous Fire Department at an impromptu Aug. 7 outdoor music event held at Bruhn Crossing. On Aug. 20, Brenda Dalzell (right) presented a large-format cheque to Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino on behalf of Sicamous residents and visitors. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)

Body of Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous recovered

Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team was successful in their search

The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)